Welcome to Friends of the Children Myanmar. FCM is a charity working for the welfare of Myanmar's orphaned and abandoned children.
Children are the most vulnerable members of any society. UNICEF estimates that more than 1.5 million have been orphaned in Myanmar, which accounts for approximately 10% of children under the age of 18. Many more have been abandoned at childcare homes, orphanages and monasteries.
The majority of childcare homes is privately run and managed by individuals or families. In the absence of adequate training and financial support, these carers are too often overwhelmed and unprepared for the task of raising large numbers of children.
FCM supports child carers by giving training, everyday items and the means to improve overall living conditions. FCM also works directly with children, offering activities, education and vocational training, all of which help them towards a healthy and happy life.
We believe that only through education and a chance to develop will these children be able to contribute positively to Myanmar�s future.